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How to Hang and Field Dress a Deer

How to Hang and Field Dress a Deer

Field dressing a deer is probably the most difficult task for the hunter, especially if he's never done it himself. It takes practice and care, but following the right guidelines makes a big difference in how long it takes you and how much usable meat you come away with. Field dressing is essential
How to Tan a Deer Skin With Salt

How to Tan a Deer Skin With Salt

Tanning a deer skin is a way to create a natural-looking hide that can be sold or used as a decorative piece inside a home. The process of tanning a deer skin also will protect the hide from rotting and decomposing. Salt is one of the main ingredients used in the process.
Why Do We Use Steel Shot for Waterfowl?

Why Do We Use Steel Shot for Waterfowl?

Humans have hunted for the past several thousand years. More recently, the practice has moved from one of necessity to one of recreation. Waterfowl hunting combines the effectiveness of camouflage and bird-calling with quick shooting and accuracy on the fly. Over the past 150 years, environmentally
How to Cape a Deer Head

How to Cape a Deer Head

After taking down a deer while hunting, you may decide that you'd like to have its head mounted on a plaque for display. However, the deer may be extremely heavy or simply too big for your vehicle, preventing you from taking the entire body down to the taxidermist. In such cases, you may find that y
Barbour, Alabama Turkey Hunting

Barbour, Alabama Turkey Hunting

Wild turkey nest in dense timber.turkey image by Terry Reimink from Fotolia.comBarbour is located in southeast Alabama. The county is largely rural and well known for the quality deer and turkey hunting. Public land hunts are possible, but a large portion of the land is private and...
How to Make a Whitetail Deer Food Plot

How to Make a Whitetail Deer Food Plot

Hunters use food plots to attract and concentrate whitetail deer during hunting season. Food plots have other benefits as well. They provide supplemental nutrition when the mast crop fails or during hard winters. The plots also attract and provide habitat for smaller animals and birds like rabbits a
Signs of Good Hunting Spots

Signs of Good Hunting Spots

Look for trails when looking for hunting spots.hunting hut image by r-o-x-o-r from Fotolia.comFinding good hunting spots is getting harder and harder as hunters gain exclusive access to private land. As you search for a good hunting spot, look for certain features that distinguish that...
Skeeter Beater Magnetic Vehicle Window Screens Review

Skeeter Beater Magnetic Vehicle Window Screens Review

Review of Skeeter Beater Magnetic Vehicle Window Screens, for hunting and camping.
How to Install a Back Trap

How to Install a Back Trap

"Back trap" is an old name for a type of plumbing technology that prevents wastewater from flowing back from the sewer into a building's drainage system in the event of a backup or flood. The modern version of the back trap is the backwater valve. These valves are often recommended or requ
Savage 110 Rebarrel: Enlarging the Barrel Channel on the Stock

Savage 110 Rebarrel: Enlarging the Barrel Channel on the Stock

Rebarreling a Savage 110 Rifle from 30-06 to 338-06. This is usually an easy thing to do. In my case, there was a bit more work to do because I cut the barrel down from its original 24-inch length to a more convenient 20 inches. I also had to enlarge the barrel channel in the stock. Follow along wit
More Parts Ready for Perma Fin Spray

More Parts Ready for Perma Fin Spray

Home Gun Refinishing - Refinishing a Winchester Model 94 30-30 rifle (carbine) at home, using Birchwood-Casey Perma Fin.
Definition of Firing Pin: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology

Definition of Firing Pin: Gun and Shooting Firearms Terminology

Definition of firing pin in firearms terminology. The firing pin is the part of a firearm or gun that strikes a cartridge head in order to fire it.
Wild Hog Hunting Preserves in Ohio

Wild Hog Hunting Preserves in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) encourages harvesting of wild hogs (also called feral swine, wild boar). Wild hogs are destructive to agriculture and wildlife, carry diseases (pseudorabies, swine brucellosis) and have no natural predators. Hunting is limited on public lands, but ranc
Deer Hunting in Ballard, Kentucky

Deer Hunting in Ballard, Kentucky

Located in western Kentucky's Ballard County, the city of Ballard is in Zone 1, which is one of four statewide deer-hunting zones designated by Kentucky's Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
How to Deer Hunt at Montana's Milk River

How to Deer Hunt at Montana's Milk River

Named by Captain Meriweather Lewis during the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Montana's Milk River covers about 700 miles as it winds through Montana and Canada until eventually flowing into the Missouri River. The Milk River is an outdoor recreation paradise, with opportunities for rafting, fishing or
Savage 110 Rebarrel: Receiver Without Barrel

Savage 110 Rebarrel: Receiver Without Barrel

Rebarreling a Savage 110 Rifle from 30-06 to 338-06. This is usually an easy thing to do. In my case, there was a bit more work to do because I cut the barrel down from its original 24-inch length to a more convenient 20 inches. I also had to enlarge the barrel channel in the stock. Follow along wit
How to Catch a Lake Sturgeon in California

How to Catch a Lake Sturgeon in California

If you want to catch the largest freshwater fish in North America -- and happen to be in California -- you have options. Sturgeon -- both the green and white varieties -- are listed as catchable game fish in the Golden State. The species is typically long, bony and prehistoric in appearance. Strict
How to Buy Crabbing Tools and Traps

How to Buy Crabbing Tools and Traps

Catching crabs is a relatively easy process if you have the right tools and traps. Equipment such as crab traps, chum bags and crab tongs are not very expensive and worth the price once you get to sit down to eat the tasty catch with butter. Try a few of these tips to buy crabbing tools and traps.
Montana Elk Hunting Guide

Montana Elk Hunting Guide

With a weight that exceeds 1,000 pounds and a distinctive and majestic rack of horns, the American bull elk has been at the top of the wish list of many a big game hunter. Montana is a prime destination for hunters in search of the big prize. However, Montana has more than 147,000 square miles of l